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Hike Hiking Trail Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland

Hiking Trail Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland

Elevation

Min: 95 ft
Max: 1283 ft
Uphill: 1352 ft
Downhill: 427 ft
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Iceland, the mystic and remote island high up north, is geographically situated in the North Atlantic and about 103,000 km² (10.3 ha) large. Regardless of the season, it's worth coming here throughout the year as each season creates its very own special atmosphere. Upon your visit, you may become a witness of how new land is created and share the fascination for this special island as many... Read more

last update on Jul 25, 2019
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Difficulty
Moderate
Distance: 15.53 miles
Duration:10 h
Min: 95 ft
Max: 1283 ft
Uphill: 1352 ft
Downhill: 427 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail
Experts only

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Interesting facts

  • You're traveling a distance of 16 miles on this moderate trail. This makes it a relatively long hike. Average length of all hikes in the Regions of Iceland is 38 miles.
  • Hiking Trail Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland is the the best rated hike on Iceland.
  • You shouldn’t forget to bring your hiking boots. There are some sections on the trail where sturdy footwear is required. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.

Route description

Eyjafjallajökull and Krossá River
CC BY 2.0   © Börkur Sigurbjörnsson Eyjafjallajökull and Krossá River

Fimmvörðuháls Trail connects Skógar and Þórsmörk, and leads hikers along the beautiful south coast of Iceland, and past Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. As the trail passes between two glaciers, sudden changes in weather can happen at any time, with rain, snow, and heavy winds. The path is usually passable from mid-June to September; hiking the Fimmvörðuháls is not recommended unless you have the necessary equipment and are accompanied by a guide.

Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Video

Fimmvorduhals Trek | 02:36

Contact

South Iceland Information Centre
Sunnumörk 2
IS-810
Hveragerði
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+354 483 4601
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